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with the accusations that someone inside the obama white house is threatening employees of the state department and cia who want to gives -- a share critical information about the benghazi terrorist attacks with congress. fox news chief osman correspondent james rose and has our report. >> the state department pushed back against charges monday alleging that whistle-blower suit were preparing to cooperate with congressional investigators have faced threats and intimidation from their superiors. >> we have to follow this issue and the politicize it. the american people deserve answers. i am determined that this will be in accountable. >> the state department would never tolerate or sanction retaliation against civilians on any issue, including this one. that is an obligation we take very seriously. >> reporter: president obama profess to be unaware by longstanding efforts to question survivors from the benghazi attacks of september 11th in which terrorists killed a u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> and not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. so w
investigation. >> president obama faced the white house press corps tuesday and a deluge of questions on national security. with the tax on the boston marathon still so raw, he addressed criticism that the u.s. did not do enough to prevent the bombings. >> it's not as if the fbi did nothing. they not only investigated the older brother, they interviewed the older brother. they concluded that there were no signs that he was engaging in extremist activity. >> questions touched on security threats overseas and evidence the chemical weapons may have been used. president obama says he needs information before he can make a decision on military action. >> the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. not only for the united states, but for the international community. >> the president maintains guantanamo bay is not necessary and should be closed. >> it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standing. >> the president seemed cautiously hopeful about a potential compromise on fiscal legislation. >> things
the associated press tweeted about explosions at the white house and injuries to president obama. >> that immediately sent wall street off into a tailspin for a dramatic few minutes. >> to have that kind of impact from a 140 character tweet, that is actually quite significant. >> stephen: now, it turned out to be false information. still it was the most earth-shattering tweet since the twit-pic of dan kissing ali when he's still dating jessica. i mean hash tag man slut. it turns out the a.p.'s twitter feed was hacked by a group calling itself the syrian electronic army. i saw them at bonnaroo in 2006. they're amazing. anyway, it fooled wall street but you've got to understand, these traders on wall street are only human. except this one time. >> human beings weren't making these trades. these were computers. algorithms designed to scan the headlines and find negative or positive words and then help companies profit on the results. >> they're looking for key words like explosion, white house, president, obama. they read those words in that fake a.p. tweet and immediately triggered
with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. . >>> time now this morning, president barack obama is scheduled to make a significant employment for veterans and military spouses at the white house. this is followed by michelle obama aimed at helping members of the military get credentials before they leave the service. the first lady will make the announcement this morning along with his president and his first wife. >>> and an application the first draft was are criticized of being too complicated, they were required to give them incomes to see what they qualified for their incomes. they will start signing people for coverage that begins january 1st. >> an nba player is coming out and saying he is gay. jason collins is the first athlete to come out and say he is gay and he said the boston bombings prompted him to come out publicly and he is going to march in the boston gay pride parade. >> he is definitely making people comfortable in their skin. >> reporter: is he a 12 year veteran and he played for the boston celtics and now he is going with the washington wizards. >>> and the
and sandy leveled the shot at the white house. governor christie was talking about president obama's response to the most devastating hurricane since tau treen gnaw. since katrina. >> the president has kept every proposition he made. that's what i was saying at the time. what i was saying was i was asked how is the president doing. i said he is doing a good job. he kept his word. since that time i have to say everything they ms proked they would do -- they promised they would do they have done. >> that continued overt support for the president has many conservatives scratching our heads saying i like the governor, but why does he continue to drool over the president for just doing his job? kimberly, governor christie, christie has an election coming up this year, next year, i believe. is this about that or is there a bigger picture? >> didn't you hear the jokes at the white house oh the big joke that christie was at a republican table and everyone started laughing? and you seem to always be such a big fan. now the tables have turned. >> i will get to that. >> you are confusing the
of senator mcconnell, he was the butt of a joet by president obama at this weekend's white house correspondents' dinner >>> some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell. >>> the kentucky republican's campaign tweeted this picture of a senator at a bar with a beer sitting next to an empty stool with with a glass of red wine. no word if the president plans to take him up on that drink. that's your morning's dish of scrambled politics >>> parts of eastern iowa are dealing with severe weather, hail ranging from pea size to two inches fell in waterloo causing millions of dollars of damage to cars. that hail left covering that in some places looked more like snow. speaking of snow, this is bill karins with the weather. >>> you know what's coming. >> it is almost may. give me a break. >> it was so nice in some areas of the country. it wasn't very nice from d.c. to southern new england. we are looking at a warm end of april in the middle of the country and t
. a white house official says president obama has reached out to express his support. joining us on the phone, the founder of edge of sports, dave zion. founder of "game over." before we get your general input, i want to read this tweet from you. a lot of people are calling this a jackie robinson moment for gay athletes. you had a little bit of a different take tweeting, huge difference between jackie robinson and jason collins robinson comes in advance of civil rights. collins, more of a reflection of struggle. i guess, my point is, are we as a collective making too big of a deal of him as a symbol? >> let me be very clear. absolutely not. i was just responding to a question like compare and contrast. jackie robinson appearing in 1947 in major league baseball eight years before the montgomery busboy cotts and the start of the civil rights movement. this is different. jason collins appearing in 2014, appearing loud and proud as an active gay athlete. 2013. sorry. it is a little early. coming out in 2013 really on a wave of what's been some mammouth changes over the last several y
. >> there is music from the king. the spotlight was on president obama as he took the mic at the white house correspondent association dinner. he cracked a few jokes himself. the press and the gop, take a look. >> as i look in the mirror and i have to admit that i am not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. and look, call me self-centered, but i can think of one minority they can start with. hello? >> well, there you go. two of the people at this table went to the correspondent dinner. what did you think? >> had a blast. it is interesting being with fox and then being there. president obama has amazing comedic timing. the guy can deliver a speech. he was better than conan o'brian. >> it is a case that the presidents are funnier. >> what was the high point of the night? >> there are a lot. the president was funny and had great writers this year and appreciated it. we had a lot of back and forthwith the cnn table. and by the w
obama joked and jabbed in the white house briefing room as he pressed the point that he's no lame duck and that he'll keep pushing his priority. >> we understand that we're in a divided government right now. republicans control the house of representatives. in the senate this habit of requiring 60 votes for even the most modest piece of legislation has gummed up the works there. despite that, i'm actually confident that there are a range of things we'll be able to get done. >> reporter: for instance he said he believes congress will approve sweeping immigration reform. and he insisted he hasn't given up on closing the prison at guantanamo, cuba, as he vowed to do in his first presidential campaign. >> i think it is critical for us to understand that guantanamo is not necessary to keep america safe. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standings. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counterterrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. >> reporter: congress has balancinged at transferring detainees to the
danielle nottingham at the white house. >>> president obama suggested he will consider military action against syria, if the international community confirms president bashar assad used chemical weapons on his own people. >> it is such that we don't want that genie out of the box. prodding lawmakers to find a compromise. >>> the only way to lift it is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit. and growing our economy. >> reporter: the president sounded more optimistic about immigration reform, saying that he is confident that a bipartisan bill in the senate that beats up border security and provides a pathway to citizenship will make it to his desk. >> president obama praised workers working on the boston bombing case. as for whether americans should worry about big public events, he said everyone should take a cue from boston. >> that we're not going to stop living our lives because warped, twisted individuals try to take it from us. >> it seems like a terrific young man. and -- you know, i told him i wouldn't -- couldn't be prouder. >> reporter: president oba
in june. >> president obama is marking the 100 day of the second term with a white house news conference. the president will take questions starting at 7:15 our time and we will have highlights on the midday newscast at 11:00. >> mike nicco will take questions right now on the weather. >> all the way to saturday we have an extended period of dry and warm weather and it culminates with the fact with the fire danger back and it is early for that but that is what will happen. 47 degrees and portrero, 49 degrees and the cooler spots along with sunny side and ferry building is 55 degrees and in downtown it is dropping down to 53 degrees. we have 53 in richmond and san leandro and 51 in bell on the and santa clara and pleasanton at 53 and petaluma is 48 and warm spot is pittsburg at 61 and tracy is 66. we have a beautiful sunrise with a dry cold front pushing across the neighbors now and because it is dry it will kickoff gusty dry wind. that is what will lead to the high fire danger. the areas are shaded in red, east bay hills and north bay mountains and 6:00 this morning through 6:00 tomorrow
: now president obama personally called jason collins to express his support. a white house aide said mr. obama was impressed by his courage. first lady michelle obama tweeted "we've got your back." john and diana? >> all right, deavin, what's net for collins? does he intend to keep playing? >> reporter: he plays for the washington wizards, now a free agent. it's still unclear whether a team will pick him up for next season, but collins says he's ready to play and that all this attention will motivate him to work harder. john and diana. >> all right, devin dwyer in washington, thank you. >>> there is, of course, much more to the story. that exclusive interview with jason collins coming up on "good morning america." >>> all right, now to the latest in the boston bombing. investigators have discovered female dna on one of the bombs used in the attack. >> sources say it's still unclear whether it is from a victim of the attack, someone who handled components of the bomb before it was put together or someone who helped build that bomb. the fbi wants to take dna evidence from the widow of tam
of other topics. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: president obama suggested he'll consider military action against syria, if the international community confirms president bashar assad used chemical weapons his own people. >> the proliferation is such that we don't want that genie out of that box. >> reporter: the president prodding lawmakers to find a compromise that will replace the automatic budget cuts. >> the only way we're going to lift it is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy. >> reporter: the president sounded more optimistic about immigration reform. saying that he is confident that a bipartisan bill in the senate that beats up border security and provides a pathway to citizenship, will make it to his desk. >> president obama praised investigators working on the boston bombing case. asked whether americans should worry about big public events, he said everyone can take a cue from boston. >> that we're not going to stop living our lives because warped, twisted individuals try to intimid
details on a memorial fund which has been set up for her family on web links. >>> the white house just announced president barack obama will hold a news conference at 6:15 this morning. we are not sure if he will make a special announcement. we will have life coverage and also new this morning, palestinians say the man was a police officer killed while riding a motorcycle. however israeli television said they targeted an islamic militant who was involved in a reason attack on southern israel. today was the first attack carried out by israel since a cease-fire in november. >>> they reported a powerful explosion in central damascus killed 13 people an injured 70 more. coming up at 6:15 how the obama administration is responsing for the u.s. to get more actively involved in that conflict in syria. >>> we have new details in 911 tapes on the final hours of the hunt for christopher doerner back in february. >> we have an officer down, officer down... >> police officers radioed for help after two officers were shot after a tense standoff. he was inside a cabin shot and killed himself ending
has drawn support from a cross-section of america, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who may play seven to ten minutes a night, a free agent. i mean, you couldn't have drawn it up differently than a lot of the people i had been talking to behind the scenes who were predicting this would play o
. they got discouraged. john louis said if it wasn't for freedom summer, barack obama wouldn't be in the whies how white house. 40 years from now our children are going to see a better criminal defense public defense system because of you. so our lawyers are changing the world. public defenders are changing the world everyday and you don't realize it because you are caught up in this wrath of injustice. part of it is supporting the public defenders to advocate with stories to try to get the resources that we need and to ultimately build a movement where the voices are too loud. you can't ignore the voices saying. remember what gideon said, this is a civil rights issue and we need to shame the country into stepping up to the plate. >> if anyone wants to learn more about gideon's promise i have borrow brochure. the website is gideon's >> can you tell us about your personal story ? >> my personal story came in 1991. i was convicted of second degree murder of shooting into an occupied car and attempted murder. it all erupted from the area i was from. i was from the
of his agenda for the second term. >> reporter: president obama stepped up to the podium in the white house briefing room to answer questions including developments in the boston marathon bombing case. >> based on what i've seen so far, the fbi performs its duties, did what it was supposed to be doing. but this is hard stuff. >> reporter: the president called on law makers to compromi and end the automatic budget cuts he says are hurting the american people. >> the only way is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy. >> reporter: the president confirmed the u.s. is sending medical supplies and food to syria and discussed the serian government's use of chemical weapons. >> when i am making decisions about america's national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapon use, i've got to make sure i've got the facts. >> president obama praised nba player jason collins who announced monday he is gay. >> to see a role model like that who is unafraid, it's a great thing. >> president obama previewed
monday after he announced he was gay. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> president obama said no stone will be left unturned in reviewing whether any sensitive intelligence was missed that could have stopped the attacks on the boston marathon. well, the boston attack has the maryland jockey club making security changes for this year's preakness stakes. fans will have to go through electronic wand searches may 17th andabyth. in addition, no backpacks or duffle bags will be allowed inside. we'll have much more on the changes coming up live at 5:00 on wjz. >>> our chilly, damp conditions stick around for another day. it's cloudy and cool with occasional drizzle. we want it to go away. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist chelsea ingram is here with our updated weather and we'll talk to kristy in just a second. chlsy? >> thanks, everyone. we have reports of drizzle, haze, each fog. but it is much quieter today than it was this sometime yesterday. temperatures are still cool out there, around 61 degrees in washington. 57 in easton. but look at that, 67 degrees a
, is getting closer to opening. no word on exactly when it will reopen its doors after fire >>> president obama set to address the nation at the white house. a live picture right there before he steps up to the podium. supposed to do that in about 15 minutes. not clear what the main topic will be. we will carry it live on nbc bay area. the media filling in that room and putting the microphones up to catch what president obama had to tell the nations. >> jay carney tweeted out that president obama killed it with his comedy at the white house correspondents' dinner. he didn't answer any questions. he will answer questions this morning. >> whatthat's what's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back with a live local news update. have a great day! changer. reaction pouring in from main street to the white house this morning to nba player jason collins's decision to reveal he is gay -- a first by a male athlete currently playing a major u.s. sport. >>> new twist. this morning the fbi is testing female dna found on a piece of one of the boston bombs while they search the home of the widow of one of
to president obama after the president made a joke about him at the white house correspondents dinner. >> taking a look at traffic in san jose. this is high 83. to the left you can see the exlit near shark tank. traffic going towards san jose airport. to south san jose. back >>> thousands of pounds of fresh produce delivered to the footd banks this morning brought by the truck load from farms in southern california. these donations sick sig nam a start of produce season. they see fresh fruits and vegetables. the fonda family program allows the barngs to purchase the produce for below market rate. >> latest move by yahoo ceo to keep employees happy there and twitter's warning to journalist. >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon, apple raised $17 billion in the largest corporate bond sell ever. the first time in nearly two decades the maker sold bonds which the company will give back to shareholders part of the buy back program. yahoo announced a competitive maternity policy, offering 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, eight weeks of leave for new dads. updates after marisa myer ended the comp
submitted tens of thousands of signatures to the white house asking for president obama to get directly involved personally to fix the problem. now as of today a huge majority of the senate, 67 senators, have written to the president, calling for the same thing. they're asking for the president to take, quote, direct action and involvement to end the va backlog, saying our joy at their return must be reflected in commitment to helping all who served. we respectfully ask you to find a solution that ensures that no veterans are stuck in the va backlog. 67 senators. 67! everybody from dick durbin and tammy baldwin to john cornyn and orrin hatch. 67 senators asking for the president to wade into this problem at the va. this is one to watch in terms of the white house response to this especially, and it is especially one to watch because at the same time this is happening up on capitol hill, yet more top people at the va are all of a sudden out of a job. the chief technology officer left last month, then chief of staff at the agency left as well. the chief information officer also left last
." that was president obama being a little coy at a rare white house news conference today. he took questions about the sequester and obamacare and syria. even gitmo. but did he give any real straight answers? and on wall street, the rally continues. april poses monthly gains for all three indices. now a possibility for stocks to have more gains. could the fed increase its easing policies instead of winding them down. we'll look at the possibilities with a former federal reserve governor. >>> and why shouldn't free market conservative david coke buy the l.a. times? he'll save the papers, improve the newsroom and put in a better editorial policy. we'll debate. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up, marking the first 100 days of the second term, president obama met a much more combative white house press corps at a news conference today. he is tackling everything from the red line for syria, obamacare's rollout train wreck, and even whether his agenda is failing. chief washington correspondent, john harwood joins us with the details. good evening, john. >> good evening, larry. on your ea
-dominated locker room. >> president obama personally called jason colins to express his support, a white house aide said he was impressed by his courage and the first laid tweeted "we got your back." >> thank you. you can see the exclusive interview with george stephanopolis this morning on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. right after the abc7 morning news. >> new this morning, the oakland a's and fans deserve to sleep in after an epic battle that lasted unbelievable 6 1/2 hours going 19 innings. boy, that game at coliseum began last night and ended only three hours ago this morning when a's first baseman moss hit the two-run homer to beat the angels 10-8 after the a's rallied from behind in a game that had a 7 and 14 inning stretch and lasted past the final bart train, the longest gamive in both teams' history. >> oakland police department is slowly making much needed reforms according to a report by court-appointed monitor overseeing the reforms related to police brutality. the monitor says the department is meeting many of the 51 new guidelines including speeding the time taken to investigate
, there were a lot of chuck else. it was revealed by the cracker jack white house team, president obama had a hand in writing all of the jokes. >> i believe it. >> script writers, as well, inherent sense of humor. what struck me the most about the evening, how willing he was to be the butt of his own jokes. we have a little montage. let's play it. >> said i should start with some jokes as my own expense. just take myself down a peg. i was like guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left? these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. and call me self centered, i can think of one minority they can start with. hello! >> president obama can laugh at himself. >> he is great at that. that is one of my favorite moments, he was laughing at himself, he was laughing at the republicans, republicans were laughing at themselves, newt gingrich loved it, which we love.
timing on point, president obama delivered a lot of memorable one liners at the white house correspondents dinner. this joke elicited response afterwards. >> some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? [ laughter ] why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell! [ laughter ] today, mitch mcconnell senate campaign tweeted this picture of the senator, sitting at a bar with a beer, next to an empty school and glass of red wine with the caption greetings from coal country, hazard, kentucky. one republican strategist had this advice for the president. >>> i had a beer with mitch mcconnell, had a good time. i would encourage him to give it a shot. >> joining me, krystal ball. i saw you in the hallway at the dinner, there were a lot of chuck else. it was revealed by the cracker jack white house team, president obama had a hand in writing all of the jokes. >> i believe it. >> script writers, as well, inherent sense of hu what struck me the most about the evening, how willing he was to be the butt o
anything. that is a disaster, just as govern romney. president obama will muster lemaster with a historically low percentage of white voters. only 39%. 39%, the president had a little extra support in other places. 71% o the hispanic vote. %. 73% voted for president obama. but the black vote was spectacular. he got 93% of the black vote. talk about a consensus, that is a consensus. the key was the black voter turnout. making just about 12% of the eligible voters in the country. they turned up 13% of the total votes from last year. for the fst time ever, voters turn out at a higher rate than white voters overall last year. in fact, if they turned out at the same rate as they did back in 2004, governor romney would have actually won the election. is not clear that the democratic party can repeat last year's performance. but one thing is clear. everything the republican party did was inadequate. they certainly demonstratedhat the republican party has a lot of thinking to do. they better find some better thinkers if they are going to be competitive in the next. the president a
in the book president obama called ben bernanke over to the white house in august 2009 the wednesday evening right before bernanke flew out to jackson hole. but it was secret for several dates. bernanke, it was only announced when the president was on vacation the next week in massachusetts. the question this year is how quickly does the president move on finding a new nomination, whether it's ben bernanke or someone else. it will clearly be somewhere around that time, late august, september you. don't want to wait too long because you have to get the person confirmed before bernanke's term ends in january of 2014. i think it's really the biggest decision barack obama has to make this year. >> neil irwin, thank you very much. writer of "the alchemist." tomorrow we'll speak with randy kroszner about the fed, the statement and the health of the economy. >>> still ahead on the program, banking budgets and badges. why the girl scouts is no longer just about selling cookies. >>> but first, a look at how commodities fared today, including gold,hich had its worst monthly performance since december
the course and some of them will be dressed in costumes. >>> happening right now, president obama is speaking at a news conference at the white house. let's listen in. >> a couple of questionsen national security. on syria, you said that the redline was not just about chemical weapons being used or spread and it was a game changer. it seemed cut and dry. and now your administration seems to be indicating that line is not clear. do you risk u.s. credibility if you do not take military action? and then on benghazi, there are some survivors who want to come forward and testify, some in your state statement who said they've been blocked. will you allow them to testify? >> first of all, on syria, i think it's important to understand that for several years now what we've been seeing a slowly unfolding disaster for the syrian people. and this is not a situation in which we've been simply bystanders to what's been happening. by policy -- by policy from the beginning has been -- my policy from the beginning has been that president assad lost credibility, that he attacked his own people, has killed his
-american community. i would love for you to weigh in on this. whites make 600% more under president obama. putting blacks at a disadvantage and the president still ignores the economy. >> i don't think he ignores the economy. big thing that has to be done, we are approaching a debt ceiling and budget. its budget. if he can get some kind of agreement on a budget deal and get a tax reform as part of that deal, there will be added revenue and he can have spending so he can promote jobs fleismt the republicans will not allow any spending. >> what the democrats in the senate. >> they will pass his budget. republican obstructionism. >> dana: if you took anything away from the press conference, it was the republicans blocked everything i tried to do. instead of tried to persuade us as why should gitmo terrorists these coming to american. on obamacare, last week every quote that was negative about obamacare came from democrats, not republicans. yet the republicans continue to get all the blame. >> when president obama was a kid and didn't do his homework, do you think he blamed john boehner. >> dana: he p
the white house. president obama will hold a news conference in about 9 minutes from now. it is slated for 10:15 eastern time. there is so much to cover. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." a bit of a surprise. martha: a news conference coming up in a while. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. there is whole host of issues the president could address but one would think the situation in syria would be front and center. bill: we have wendell goler on the north lawn. wendell, what is this all about? >> reporter: last time the president held a solo news conference was mid-january. his aides said he wowed them at correspondents dinner but didn't take questions. so he is due. he will take questions about 10:15 or so. as you say syria likely to dominate the list of questions and whether or not the president has backed away from his warning to bashar al-assad using chemical weapons could cross a red line. his aides now say the president wants definitive proof of the two alleged occasions where chemical weapons were used last month. u.s. intelligence agencies are not a
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career. cruz was the first boxer to come out. and greg louganis came out. the white house is commending jason collins for going public about being gay. he said the obama administration supports jason collins and called his decision courageous. >> commend him for his courage and support him in his, you know -- in this effort and hope his fans and his team support him going forward. >> former president bill clinton voiced encouragement for him saying the announcement is an important moment. jason collins' revelation generated this tweet from the boston red sox, we salute you jason collins for your courage and leadership. anytime you want to throw out a first pitch, let us know. at 6:00 p.m. the implications of jason collins' announcement and how it could open new door. >>> the relocation committee recommended the kings should not be allowed to move to seattle. it will be up up to the nba owners. the relocation committee is made up of 12 owners and their recommendation was unanimous. that is expected to set the tone for the final vote. after the vote kevin johnson tweeted that is what i am
's recommendation. president obama has picked the mayor of charlotte, north carolina to be the next secretary of transportation. his name is anthony fox and the president introduced him at the white house today. he's the first african american nominee in mr. obama second term cabinet. president called on the senate to confirm fox quickly so america could get to work rebuilding roads and bridges. fox will replace ray la hood one of the few republicans in the obama administration. >> well voting first research shows the rate of african american voter turn out surpas surpassed that of white during the 2012 election. according to new bit of analysis of the election results and the census data black voted more than white in 2008 as well. the ratio of black voters who took to the poll compared with white who stayed home was so significant that they say if the turn out demographic the same as in 2004 romney would be president rate now. >> fda is investigating food with added caffeine and the potential impact on the help of children. nouns thement is in response to caffeinateded gum introduced
obama is getting great reviews for his performance at saturday's white house correspondents' dinner. >> some people don't think i spent enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell? >> i think that was my favorite. behind the jokes, that one, there's a lot of truth behind what he was saying. as always, the punch line carries the message. >>> let me finish tonight with the hawks. two-step dance to sell american wars we shouldn't get into. they're familiar. and this is "hardball." the place for politics. [ female announcer ] switch to swiffer sweeper, and you'll dump your old broom. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer sweeper's electrostatic dry cloths attract and lock dirt, dust, and hair on contact to clean 50% more than a broom. it's a difference you can feel. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer wet and dry refills are available with the fresh scent of ga
are doing here today. we're talking about the veterans event at the white house. we will have live coverage with president barack obama, his wife, vice-president joe biden, and his wife jill biden. we are also covering the anti- defamation league's annual summit in washington d.c.. it opens in a keynote address on our ron's nuclear program and the aftermath of the boston marathon bombing. that is 9:00 a.m. on the c- span3. and bloomberg this afternoon hosting a summit on the deficit and a recovering economy. that is around 2:10 p.m.. we will be covering bill clinton speaking about his influences on his career lives on the c-span at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. that is some of our coverage here on c-spanhere c-span2, and c-span3. congress is out this week on recess, they will return next week. we are talking about the quality of education in your community. norristown, pennsylvania, independent scholar. your thoughts? i agree, i do not have the correlation between unionizing teachers and the quality of education. i did research that showed that there is no difference in performance between chart
conversations] >> president obama held a news conference earlier today at the white house, marking the 100th day of his second term in office. he discussed a range of issues come including use of chemical weapons in syria. the investigation into the boston marathon bombings and immigration. here is part of those comments now about syria. >> even separate from the chemical weapons issue, what is happening in syria is a blog -- on the international general public got to make sure we do everything we can to protect the syrian people. in that context, what i've also said is the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. not simply for the united states, but the international community. the reason is that established international law norms that say we use these kinds of weapons. you have the potential of killing massive numbers of people in the most inhumane way possible. the proliferation rusks are so significant we don't want that genie out of the box. so when i said the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer, that was in a position unique to the united states and it shouldn't been
during the break. the white house announcing president obama will be meeting with reporters and taking questions from the brady pressroom at 10:15 this morning which means i have to get my butt out of here right after the show down to the white house get dressed first maybe. >> you have a tie bill? because you know, the president. >> bill: i live close by. i'll get a tie. >> don't shame us. >> bill: what is this all about? you think he has something to say about syria? >> that's certainly a possibility. this is really short notice. that could be the type of thing where -- >> bill: he's not coming in to chitchat. >> no. he's got something to say. >> as a former member of the white house. >> i don't think it is jason collins. >> i don't think they have a deal on the sequester. the only thing he has to talk about right now is syria. gotta be syria. >> bill: there will be a question about afghanistan. i'm sure. but he is doing this because he has something to tell us. all right. >> if he didn't want to answer questions about syria, he wouldn't be coming out today. >> bill: right right. no.
, taking some tough questions, including from our own chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl. >> reporter: president obama had a clear message for the american people today. there will be no rush to military action in syria. for one thing, the evidence is incomplete. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria, but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. >> reporter: on the domestic front, the president is only 100 days into his second term, and he has already faced a string of defeats in congress on guns and -- >> do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through this congress? >> well, if you put it that way, jonathan, maybe i should just pack up and go home. golly, as mark twain said, you know, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. >> reporter: the problem, he said, is with congress. >> jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities, and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. that's their job. >> reporter: after
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